Giving Back

{Homemade holiday treats- Oreo truffles and pumpkin bread}
{Derby and Burger wanted to help wrap gifts too}

{Santa's little elves. Ignore my gigantic feet LOL}
{finally home! This is my Dad's dog Lucy who is Burger's sister. She is my new cuddle buddy for the next couple weeks}

Wow, it's so nice to be blogging again! I took a little break to get my self together before heading home to Texas for the holidays, and now that I'm here I can finally just relax!

Before I took off, my friend Martha invited Derek and I to help sponsor a less fortunate family and help make their Christmas a little brighter this year. After shopping for all the gifts, I invited the girls to come over for a wrapping party. We had a great time drinking hot cocoa and listening to Christmas music as we took on the roles of Santa's elves that evening. I had such an amazing feeling in my heart throughout the whole process. It was exactly what I needed to help get me back into the Holiday spirit. Whoever said "To give is better than to receive" was right. I'm definitely planning on making this a yearly Christmas tradition =)

Now that I'm back in Texas, I'm sure I'll have a ton of fun stuff to blog about. Especially since they do everything BIG here! Have an amazing weekend everyone =)


  1. You have to do a post exclusively for Derby and Burger plus Lucy too. They are so adorable.

  2. it feels so good to be able to give... and even better to those in need.


  3. "To give is better than to receive" is definitely right! :) always such a better feeling making someone else happy :) burgers sister is shoooo cute! and mmm OREO BALLS! (okay they don't sound as elegant as Oreo Truffles) but i loooooove making and of course EATING those!

  4. What a great thing to do! Hope you have a great time in Texas!

  5. Sounds like you had fun. Yay! That's awesome! :D

    LOL, my first thought when I saw the pic of chocolates was "Oh my freaking gosh! :P " YUM!!

  6. that's so nice of you Miss Melissa.
    the puppies look so cute and the food look so yummy. haha :]] sorry for being a piglet. slol


  7. hey melissa i love your blog just as much as i love your name! :D id follow you but whenever i follow anybody, my picture doesn't show up! i'll figure that out later (; btw those treats look yummmmmay! you made those?!

  8. i went to the dog park yesterday and saw a puppy just like burger! so cute!

    you're amazing. sponsoring a family is such a great thing to do.

    have a great time at home.
    say hi to justin for me.

    xoxo, lehua

  9. time flies, another weekend already...
    those pups are so adorable!

  10. Such cute dogs!
    I just came across your blog from SITS and it's so adorable! I'm glad I came around at a time when your blogging will be picking up. :)

    Happy Holidays!

  11. How sweet of you! Your dogs are too adorable.

    Yay for Texas!

  12. What a lovely post, hon! Have fun in Texas!

  13. oonce again, you always look like you're having so much fun! ^_^

    love the vintage looking photos!

  14. There is no better feeling then to give and make even a little difference in somebody's life. Goof for you and your friends.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  16. Giving is a true gift. Great pictures, btw. :)



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